In a previous blog titled AM I CHIFFCHAFF I spent hours trying to identify a similar little brown and cute bird .
The result was I was way off the mark. Fortunately a fellow blogger BADRI identified it as the BROWN ROCK CHAT .
Excited by the idea I am posting photographs of similar little birds seen and photographed in the area around Kichan, Rajasthan, India during a Desert Safari.
Would the experts and Badri in particular like to Name these LITTLE ONES ?
This cutie loved showed off its sexy back. Spotted on the wall of the Khurja Resort, Kichan.
Another little and brown bird at ground level.
My blogger friends , Badri and Starrywazzoh seem to voting for this as the Graceful Prinia ( English) , Prinia gracilis ( Scientific Name) .
It is so confusing, even the colour changes in different profiles, let alone breeding and juvenile plumage and difference between the sexes.
More views/comments are awaited.
A side view reveals a striated back and long tail.
Spotted on a tree in the midst of a desert about 50 kms from Kichan.
Now identified during Christmas as the Southern Grey Shrike ( English) , Lanius meridionalis ( Scientific Name) . It is a migrant bird from Southern Europe and a now a very rare sight.( lucky us) .
Starrywazzoh a birder from UK , specializing in birds of Central Asia and Western Europe correctly identified this bird. ( he has fantastic pictures and a lovely blog too)
Let me zoom in to help my friends and experts identify it better.
This one looks very similar to the one wanting to hide behind the “BOULDER”. However was spotted on the fence of an agricultural field near the Sand Dunes.
Do observe the rust coloured plummage on the neck and sides.Sorry could not get the tail in totality.
Photographing small birds is not easy as they keep hopping around.
I now await my friends to identify these sweet LITTLE ONES.
Thereafter will keep updating the post as and when they are identified, so you will need to check in repeatedly.